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A former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute was alternately portrayed as a hero or a scoundrel at the opening of a corruption trial Monday over upstate construction projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

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A retrial is set to begin for ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son on corruption charges.

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A former top official in the New York Democratic Party is kicking off an independent run for governor.

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Republican Gov. Phil Scott vetoed a second budget bill Thursday night over property taxes.

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President Donald Trump's foundation served as a personal piggy bank for his businesses, legal bills and presidential campaign, New York's attorney general said Wednesday as she sued the charity, Trump and three of his children.

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A lawyer who served as an upstate New York town judge has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $11 million from family trusts he oversaw.

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New York's governor is calling for a federal investigation into the U.S. government's response to the hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico.


A woman charged with killing a Connecticut couple and their adult son in what authorities called a botched fake robbery has pleaded not guilty.

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A New York judge says he'll rule quickly on civil rights lawyers' demands that the government stop detaining some immigrant children for an average of over eight months.

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New York State legislators are again being urged to legalize pedal-assist electric bicycles before the current session ends.

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You might not have to wait several hours to renew your license in Connecticut. An express DMV center is opening in Milford, designed to streamline customer transactions.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy

Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy has issued his second veto so far this year.

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The Vermont House of Representative will reconvene for a final vote on the second budget bill of the year.

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A Vermont health officials' report says rates of tobacco use and bullying continue to decrease for teens in the state.

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Upstate New York is getting over $67 million in federal funding for public housing.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY is stripping Bill Cosby of his 2001 honorary degree, saying his sexual assault conviction shows he "has grossly failed to embody the ideals of personal integrity and good citizenship" on which it was based.

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A Boston police captain's son who is accused of plotting a terrorist attack on a college campus to support the Islamic State group is expected to plead guilty.

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New York's progressive Working Families Party formally endorsed "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon on Saturday as its gubernatorial candidate — challenging incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is aiming for a young demographic.

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A Hudson Falls, N.Y. man has admitted that he plotted to have a witness in his rape case killed.


Nevada and five other states are filing new lawsuits accusing a Connecticut-based pharmaceutical company of using deceptive marketing to boost drug sales that fueled opioid overdose deaths.

VT Gov. Phil Scott
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Republican Gov. Phil Scott says he plans to call lawmakers back to the Statehouse next week to prevent what he says is an unnecessary property tax increase on Vermonters.

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Lawmakers at the Statehouse are considering proposals that would prohibit Massachusetts school districts from denying hot lunches to children who don't have the money to pay for them or whose parents have fallen behind on meal plan installments.

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton
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Danbury Mayor Boughton, a Republican known for political success in a Democratic city, narrowly received the Connecticut GOP's endorsement for governor on Saturday.

CT State Senator Joe Markley
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Connecticut Republicans have endorsed Southington state Sen. Joe Markley as the party's lieutenant governor candidate, but he faces a likely August primary.

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A jury has convicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver of public corruption charges, dashing the 74-year-old Democrat's second attempt to avoid prison after a decades-long career as one of the most powerful politicians in state government.

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The state of Vermont is poised to require all single occupancy restrooms in public buildings be marked as gender neutral.

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An attorney for former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says she's confident the district attorney who has been charged with investigating sexual misconduct allegations against her client "will conduct a fair, thorough and unbiased investigation."

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A Vermont National Guard unit is heading to southwest Asia.

Senate Democrats are making a final push to gather support needed for U.S. Sen. Edward Markey's effort to undo the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of Obama-era internet net neutrality rules.